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OSF St. Francis Visitor Guidelines

Jan 14, 2021 - For the health and safety of our patients, Mission Partners and community, and in compliance with executive orders for the State of Michigan, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical is updating our support person criteria for the Hospital and Medical Group. While visitors are still not permitted, we understand all of our patients need to have genuine, meaningful connections to their loved ones and have updated our guidelines for permitting support persons.

For the health and safety of our patients, Mission Partners and community, and in compliance with executive orders for the State of Michigan, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical is updating our support person criteria for the Hospital and Medical Group. Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021, visitors are still not permitted, however, we understand all of our patients need to have genuine, meaningful connections to their loved ones. 

In addition to continuing to offer digital communications, healthy support persons will be permitted for non COVID-19 patients, with the exception of pediatric and end of life situations, one support person is allowed. Non COVID-19 hospitalized patients may also receive visits from one clergy member/religious leader which does not count as their support person.

Per CDC guidelines, we will continue to limit in-person support person visits for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to those essential for the patient’s physical or emotional well-being for the continued safety of all.

All support persons must:

  • Pass a health screening and temperature check each time they enter the facility.
  • Be masked at all times and follow physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.
  • Stay in the patient room and not got to other areas in the hospital or clinic.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment when in the room.

Our OSF leadership and patient care team will provide guidance for specific applications outside of these guidelines.